I know there are many threads on the subject of Disclosure, but bear with me as I'm hopefully able to bring something new to this discussion.
Recently I've been toying with some ideas and I'd like to present them for serious discussion.
The more I think about the, in particular, US Government's attitude, reactions and actions towards the UFO phenomena the more I am convinced they
don't know as much about the phenomena as some claim and believe. Now, from everything I've seen and read it's obvious they have been aware of UFOs
for many decades and have studied them. I don't even dismiss the possibility of the (US) Government for instance, having recovered some crashed
hardware and perhaps even bodies. But exactly what kind of information were we able to extrapolate from that?
Maybe some understanding of their biology, and from that perhaps even get an idea of the possible environment of their home planet, but unless they
left the route back to it on a chart we can understand or decipher, chances are we have no idea where that place is.
And hypothetically, as unlikely as it sounds, say we were indeed able to communicate with beings, as some postulate, that survived the crash(es) and
we could ask (or interrogate) them a number of things. Why would that information be reliable?
Taking into account the apparent stealthy nature of their interactions with us it's definitely not a stretch to think they are here monitoring or
studying us, gathering intelligence for who knows what. If they got captured why would they give out any information that could potentially reveal
their intentions, motives or origins?
I'm sure all of you have heard the stories about US Government agreements with aliens, and even working together with them. It's extremely important
to carefully analyze the background and history of those stories and how they came to be. I understand some people disagree but one pattern I think
clearly emerges from that analysis is that practically all those stories came from shady characters with, in most cases, obvious Government/Military
connections (Rick Doty, John Lear, etc).
If you look at the history of ufology, it is not uncommon - particularly in the 80s - to find occasions where Government and Military agents were
allegedly sharing information with UFO researchers and civilians (Linda Moulton Howe, Paul Bennewitz, Bill Moore, among others). If you look at that
information, it invariably presented the notion of concrete knowledge of the alien agenda, their technology and even history, as well as agreements
and joint operations.
To me those stories, which I am convinced are probably nothing more than disinformation, are part of an orchestrated campaign that has two objectives,
one of which - and the most palpable to us civilians - is the muddying of the waters of the UFO field. The other objective, and perhaps more important
from the Military's standpoint, is the projecting of the idea that the United States has dealings with non-human beings and is quite possibly in
possession of mind-boggling technologies and weapons.
In my perspective, the book The Day After Roswell by Philip Corso seems like a good illustration of this. How realistic is it that the
Government/Military couldn't persuade - and imagine the different methods available to achieve this - an 80 year old man who spent most of his adult
life serving in the military - in Army intelligence at that - from revealing to the World, in such a public and even commercial manner, what was and
is, we assume, the Military's most sensitive and best kept secret?
I'm not sure how many of you know the name Walter Bosley, but he is a former AFOSI agent and friend of Greg Bishop who from time to time makes
appearances on Greg's show Radio Misterioso
. While I take all of Walter's statements with a grain of salt
I found one of his testimonies revealing: when asked by Greg if he had ever gone to a UFO conference while working for the AFOSI Walter replied that
he did, once, but emphasized he was there monitoring suspicious foreign individuals
not american citizens.
In the DOD's Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms Perception Management
is defined as:
Actions to convey and/or deny selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective
reasoning as well as to intelligence systems and leaders at all levels to influence official estimates, ultimately resulting in foreign behaviors and
official actions favorable to the originator's objectives. In various ways, perception management combines truth projection, operations security,
cover and deception, and psychological operations.
Because of all this and more, one conclusion I've been pending to more lately is that all these wild stories, and in fact lore, are a product of
perception management by part of the US Government and Military that while, in my opinion, have the primary goal of targeting foreign agents and
officials, targets its own citizens as well.
It's clear to me, however, that this deception and influence of its own people is not simply an accident of a more military-oriented campaign but
indeed an intentional and orchestrated effort. A good example of this, I believe, is the Phoenix Lights incident.
It is obvious to anyone who studies the case that there were two separate events on that night of March 1997, and the second event, the one we've all
seen footage of, were flares dropped by the Air Force.
If the object seen earlier in the evening by thousands of people including Gov. Symington was a Military project, then I have to assume they wanted
people to witness it, probably as part of some PSYOP, judging by the object's overt display as recounted by witnesses. However, the Air Force then
tried to confuse people by making them think it was all flares. And to me, that not only proves the intentional targeting of civilians as I've
mentioned, but also serves as an indication in my mind of how little of the phenomena the US Government knows and controls.
It's apparent, not just from this incident but from many others where there was some Military involvement and/or interaction, that the US Government
is pretty much helpless as to where and when these things are going to show up. It seems to me that all the Government can do is clean up and minimize
the "damages" after the fact with misinformation, disinformation and diversion tactics.
Considering all of this I'm convinced that while the Government probably does know more about the phenomena than what the public does and has access
to, it seems unlikely they know as much about it as the lore suggests and clearly don't have control over it.
I can see and understand why, from the Government's perspective, it is better - from both civilian and military points of view - to give the
impression that they know a lot and are in control of the situation by having agreements with aliens and so on. The perception of control, by the
people, is as important as actual control.
In the end, I don't believe disclosure - in the way most people think of it - can occur because, in all probability, the Government doesn't have
that much to disclose. Not only that but, besides disclosure likely revealing the Government's ignorance and incapacity to deal with the phenomena,
it would undermine all the policies that have been in place for decades; which I'm sure would have been changed by now if they weren't considered
successful and useful.
Policies which I believe, from the Government's standpoint, accomplishes two vital goals: influencing what the majority of people think of UFOs, and
keeping America's enemies guessing and concerned about its secret weapons.